The Gravestone of Laurence Matheson

By on March 26, 2012

“Asleep” is the marble gravestone of Laurence Matheson (1930-1987), sculpted at the request of his widow by artist Peter Shipperheyn.

The grave of Laurence Matheson is located in the Mount Macedon Cemetery of Victoria, Australia.

Charlie Hintz

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One Comment

  1. Sarath Abeywickrema

    February 26, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    There is something so lonely, yet so serene and peaceful about this nude sculpture. Such a powerful aura of wistful, nostalgia and the awareness of the utter solitude of death. The woman’s posture on the tombstone evokes such sad, perplexing thoughts I find difficult to put into words. Surely the loss of a precious love. I’ve never seen anything like this before. Utterly brilliant.

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